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Today's News

  • OS upsets No. 6 Wartburg, 32-27

    After suffering back-to-back heartbreaking losses to Oneida and Sunbright, the Oliver Springs Bobcats got back into the winning column Friday night with a 32-27 victory over No. 6 ranked Wartburg at D.J. Brittan Field.

  • Kingston flies past Jets in overtime, 35-28

    Under TSSAA's new playoff format that was introduced a year ago, non district games are more important than ever as a team's overall record plays a larger role in making the playoffs and determining their seed once the postseason begins.

  • Rockwood slams Bledsoe County, 45-19

    Much like last season, as the regular season winds down, the Rockwood Tigers look like a team that is poised for a deep playoff run.

    Just ask Bledsoe County.

  • Coalfield downs Harriman in overtime, 42-41

    In what was a back-and-forth barn-burner, the Coalfield Yellow Jackets used a critical two-point conversion in overtime from Cody Hill to Tyler Walls to eke out a 42-41 thriller Friday night over Harriman.

  • Lady Jackets fall in title game, 5-0

    The Kingston Lady Jackets ran into a ferocious buzz saw in the Christian Academy of Knoxville Lady Warriors, dropping a 5-0 decision in the district championship game. “CAK was better this time than they were the first time we played them,” said Kingston head coach Greg Bowman. “We tried to do some different things and I think we held our own against a really good team.” 

  • Hancock stops Midway, 14-12

    In several games this season, the Midway Green Waves have put up good  numbers and have been close to several opponents in yards gained. But while they were close statistically in those games, they have usually not been very close on the scoreboard. 

  • Lady Jackets top Scott, 4-1

    For almost 60 minutes, the Scott Lady Highlanders soccer team gave the Kingston Lady Jackets fits, but the Lady Jackets persevered down the stretch to keep their district title hopes alive with a 4-1 win Monday night to advance to the second round of their district tournament. 

  • Governor’s race may be a boost to election turnout

    By DAMON LAWRENCE
    dlawrence@roanecounty.com
    About 12,300 Roane Countians voted in the August election. Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said he’s hoping for a bigger turnout for the Nov. 2 election.
    “I think the governor’s race always fascinates people,” Holiway said. “They’re very interested in who’s going to lead the state.”
    Republican Bill Haslam and Democrat Mike McWherter are vying to become the state’s next governor. Fourteen Independent candidates are also on the ballot.

  • Van Hook ancestry featured in museum

    Preserving history, particularly the family history, was an important part of the life of Stonewall Jackson Van Hook Jr., the former Oliver Springs doctor known by “S.J.”
    “Dad was kind of a family historian,” said Joe Van Hook, Oliver Springs city judge and recorder.
    Now, part of the family history he’s preserved has been donated to the Tennessee State Museum, which is showcasing part of those items in Tennessee: A People’s Legacy, an exhibit paying homage to the residents that contributed to the state’s rich history.

  • Local man a contender in national chef contest

    John Murphy, 23, a Harriman native and current Washington, D.C., resident, advanced to the semifinals in the Sears Chef Challenge and competed alongside three other chefs from Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.
    Murphy was one of 24 chefs chosen to compete in the Sears Chef Challenge, which strives to discover new chefs while helping food charities.
    He represented Miriam’s Kitchen, a nonprofit agency that works with the homeless, in Washington D.C. Murphy has worked as the assistant director of kitchen operations there for a year.